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Top 10 Tips for Green Building Careers

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When working on a green building project and wanting to get into the field or even having a few questions on green advocacy, communicating the specifics of a problem, as well as who to ask can prove to be an intimidating task. The purpose of this […]
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Smart Grids and Smart Buildings

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Did you know the commercial building sector wastes up to one third of a typical building’s power use1? Before delving into what a smart grid represents, it is important to understand what a smart building comprises. Green Tech companies are hired to meet the needs of […]
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Electric Vehicles: Then, Now, and Where We Are Going

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Then: The Emerging Market The electric car and concept of the electric motor is much older than you may imagine. Try and take a guess when the first electric vehicle hit the road in the United States. Did you guess 1890? If so, amazing, hats off […]
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Sustainability in Personal & Company Travel

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst LEED Green Associate Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) According to Deloitte’s 2019 US Travel and Hospital Outlook Report, this past decade showed a tremendous rise in the US travel industry (1). Technological advancements in combination with the economy’s expansion make travel more accessible, cheap, and efficient, allowing consumers to spend more […]
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CALGreen, California’s first green building code

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) California is recognized for having ambitious climate and energy goals. Pursuit of these goals requires the state to seek thoughtful action while ensuring that the energy systems remain stable and accessible. As a part of California’s Building Standards Code, ‘Title 24 Part 11’ addresses the state’s […]
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A Glance at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta

Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is proud to announce our participation in the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for 2019. This year’s conference is especially exciting for SIG because it is being held in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. The Greenbuild topic for 2019 is “A New Living Standard.” Greenbuild strives to bring together a […]
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Responsible Materials Sourcing

By Tushaar Sharma Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Responsible materials sourcing is an aspect of business that various companies globally have started paying greater attention to, as they begin to realize the environmental, social and economic impacts of adopting this practice. This business process refers to the method through which companies or vendors […]
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New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act and Its Impact on Existing Buildings

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The city of New York has passed and enacted a slew of bills forming the Climate Mobilization Act in order to achieve certain sustainability and energy goals by the year 2050. This Act is credited with the potential to achieve the “equivalent of taking more […]
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The Need for Urban Agriculture

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The trending inclination to dwell in the city, coupled with the evolution of the food system, has landed us at a crossroads. Global population continues to rise, and the rural farming landscape is under immense pressure to keep up. In the United States, those who are […]
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Green Initiatives in Georgia Schools

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) From elementary schools to Universities, schools are leading the way for a new generation of sustainable-minded individuals. Here’s a look at what Georgia schools and colleges are doing! Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech The Living Building Challenge is one of the world’s most rigorous building […]
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